For more than 30 years the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has contributed to a peaceful and stable development as well as to the deepening of understanding between Germany, Europe and Asia. This is in the European and German interest as local and regional crises have increasingly global consequences.
From the beginning the focus of the foundation's work in South, Southeast and East Asia has been the promotion of democratic development and of the social dimension of economic development. In the past few years, the foundation has given more importance to the international dialogue within Asia as well as between Asia and Europe, and to issues of crisis prevention.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has 14 country offices in South, Southeast and East Asia, as well as an office for regional affairs in Singapore. 18 expatriate staff and more than 100 local staff work there. In its work the foundation cooperates with a number of governmental institutions, cities, trade unions, political parties, social movements, NGOs, media and scientific institutions, as well as international organizations.